The Middle East

The Libyan Quagmire

The civil war in Libya could drag in African, Arab and Western nations.  Read More »

Syrian Opposition also Opposes Nuclear Iran

Syrian opposition leaders speak out on Iran’s nuclear plans and Israel.  Read More »

The Islamic State Has Saved Bashar Assad’s Regime

The U.S. fears a collapse of the Assad regime.  Read More »

The Palestinian Authority’s New Economic Strategy

Palestinian leaders discuss an economic revolt to break Oslo Accords constraints.   Read More »

Iran’s Defiance: Flaunting a Cruise Missile with 2,500 Km. Range

Despite critical nuclear negotiations, Iran defiantly unveils new missile.  Read More »

Is the PLO Threat to End Security Coordination with Israel an Empty Threat?

How real is the threat to cut Palestinian security cooperation with Israel?  Read More »

Iran’s Show of Force Aimed at Pressuring the Nuclear Talks

Iran’s declared strategy: military threats and diplomatic talks.  Read More »

Iran Deploys Afghan Shiite Brigade to Spread Its Control in Southern Syria

Revolutionary Guard commands force near Israel and Jordan.  Read More »

Palestinians, Arabs, and the Holocaust

One of the major Palestinian Arab arguments regarding the establishment of the state of Israel is that the West facilitated its founding out of guilt over the Holocaust.  Read More »

Israel and the Gaza Strip: Why Economic Sanctions Are Not Collective Punishment

Sanctions were only put in place after nothing else stopped attacks from Gaza.   Read More »

World Vision: Strategies for Fund-Raising and Support for Hamas

Throughout its history, World Vision (WV), a multi-billion dollar relief, development and advocacy agency that promotes child welfare in poor countries throughout the world,1 has used images and stories of suffering and dying children to solicit donations. When it did […]  Read More »

The Islamic Armageddon Lies between Turkey and ISIS

Do ISIS and Turkey hold competing views of the Caliphate?  Read More »

Hamas’ Relations with Iran and Saudi Arabia

Will the new Saudi king improve ties with Hamas?  Read More »

Egyptian President Sisi Calls for Reform of Islam

Egypt’s Sisi: “We are in need of a religious revolution.”  Read More »

Can the West Rely on Iran?

Does the war against Islamic State provide a basis for the kind of revolution in U.S. policy toward the Middle East that some commentators are describing?   Read More »